Saturday, January 26, 2008

Rhyme of the Ten Ton Toad (a children's poem, of Satipo, Jungle of Peru)

Rhyme of the Ten Ton Toad

In the Satipo jungle of Peru
near the Tambo Rio,
the foliage and trees,
lives an ancient ten ton toad,
with four big, one ton toes
and a one ton tongue
behind his teeth.

His back is fat
yellow and green;
his eyes are small
like a jelly beans—
and his front arms are
open and stretched
as if ready to jump—
on someone’s chest.

His shoulders have
little green lump—
knobs, bumps and humps;
ugly as can be
this ten ton toad,
with four one ton toes
and a one ton tongue,
behind his teeth,
who lives amongst
the tall trees
has lived here, or is
it there, amongst
the foliage, and leafage
since who knows when;
or who knows how long,
or who knows who—in
del Canuja, the
jungles of Satipo
in Peru!

#2178 1-26-2008 (1:06 PM)

In the jungles of Peru, the Satipo jungle to be exact, about a six hour drive from Lima, Peru (by bus), which is considered the central jungle of Peru, whereas the Amazon is of course of a different classification (and is north of Satipo), there is a giant stone construction, hidden amongst the tall trees and the leafage of the jungle, this structure of stone is by the River Tames, a stone figure, petroglyphs del Canuja, better know as. This is the ancient stonework of the natives in that vicinity; rock art, but this construction, or carving out of stone, is way beyond that, a beautiful, intricate stone carving of a great and giant toad.

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